Why Schools Are Important: 5 Benefits of Education for Adults (2 of 3)

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In 2015, the UNESCO Institute for Statistics reported there are 58 million children who are globally out of school. Why are we even bothering with those who do not like school? Let's focus on those who need education more than the ones who cannot appreciate it. Or better yet, let's make them realize the benefits they get or got from schools.

Let me reiterate, this is not an article against homeschooling. This is more on why children need school education. This is not about if non-school educated people are better than schooled ones. Parenting is one big factor on producing great individuals. 

Everything has a good and bad side, it all depends on how we use what we have to make life better. It all depends on what is best for our needs. Education depends on how parents want to raise their kids. Schools are important but should not be the only way to educate the youth. Moms and dads still need to teach their kids what they must know about the world. 

Before reading the list below, watch this video and see what real education should be like according to The School of Life.

(Video credit: The School of Life via YouTube)


If you watched the video, you might think it does sound better. Since most countries still use the current education system,  we can also work on other things we're interested in during and after school. 


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Since getting a diploma is eventually important, I will share the benefits of going to school. This topic will be divided into two: for adults and for students. The second part will be in my next article. 

Here are the beneficial effects of coming from educational institutions.



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1. Better family health and a higher income

Fewer illnesses and better family health are some results of coming from educational institutions. For example, educated people are less likely to have more children than their counterparts. Schooled women are more likely to bear three kids at most than their uneducated counterparts. This means better resources for health and proper attention to the needs of each child.


With higher education comes higher income and economic development. For example, if farmers (or fishermen) can learn the best way to produce high yield crops then they will increase their income. This is how Thailand and other countries have become better at producing rice. Some of their people even went here in the Philippines to get educated. Look at how they progressed in different sectors.

Agriculturally they have become better than before that our government have since been importing rice from these neighboring countries. Of course they could choose a different field than farming/fishing and have a higher chance to work abroad too. 



2. Better work focus 

If you have young children, having them in schools can be a lifesaver. You'll be able to work without being interrupted by taking care of your kids 'round the clock.

Adults are always busy making a living so we can provide for ourselves and our young ones. If we cannot concentrate on our work then where will we get our money? How will we survive daily? Are we going to make our children work with us?

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Yes you love your kids and yes working at home can be better especially when they are young. The question is, when they are old enough for school, will you have enough time? Will you also have enough patience to educate your own child/children while you earn a living? Will you be able to teach them everything they need to know? Or will it be better if there are teachers to educate your kids?




3. Less outside noise and distractions, more productivity

If kids are in school, there will be fewer children making noise. Children will not be overplaying inside or outside the house and doing mischievous things or disrupting other adult activities.

Have you ever been in a noisy environment? Unless you're used to the noise 24/7 and can still work then that's good. If not and children are playing around all the time do you think you can concentrate on what you are doing?

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If you have kids playing inside or outside your home making a ruckus everyday, will you enjoy it? Wouldn't telling them to stop doing whatever they are doing prevent them from learning or having fun in their childhood?

Also, who will take care of them if you're out working? I think growing children are best to be in school because their endless energy will be well spent. Plus they experience friendships and learn a lot of things we can't teach them individually.




4. Better peer social skills

As a school educated adult, you are more likely well-rounded and exposed to how to deal with plenty of people.

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If you are a product of any school, you had the highest chance of learning the necessary social skills in dealing with other people. Teachers can be responsible to social learning if they are aware of it. Even if some academic institutions don't teach values education, students are taught how to behave early in life. Generally, this prepared us to the work environment much better than someone who was home schooled or dropped out of school. 

Based on personal experience, students from private schools are more well behaved and respectful of others than those from public schools. Doesn't really matter which one we went to as long as we had the best opportunity to develop important social skills. Any academic system can excellently expose young people to their generation and learn together. It is up to the individual later on to be the best version of themselves.

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On the other hand, parents who home school would have to put in extra effort to find communities where their children can socialize. They interact and compensate by being with other home schooling people. Would that make a very big difference to putting them in schools? Some people just don't have enough time for that while others choose to search for the best communities.

Lack of this opportunity can be seen in rural or village kids who were not able to go to school. Whether they dropped out or not, they only have their own neighborhood community to interact with. This may put them at a bigger disadvantage to peers upon growing up. The non-exploratory people would have less opportunities to learn and communicate with other people from various places. If they were able to have school education, I'm sure it could have broadened their horizon more. It could have provided better opportunities.

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5. Access to worldwide stock knowledge

Educational institutions gave/gives us access to stock knowledge about things we weren't/aren't aware of. Architects, engineers, doctors and nurses became professionals because of schools. Young scientists are able to grow, learn and help the world by having access to various tools and educational materials. 

As stated in the first part of this article, the schools are the internet of the old days. If someone doesn't have electricity and the internet, how will they learn science, math, language/s or world history, etc.? 

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Yes the internet is around now and we keep learning new things as adults. However, what do we see on the internet? The things we've learned in school and the things we have or haven't read in encyclopedias. Who put the things we read online? The educated people wrote them. (Of course there are content from uneducated people too. The internet is a free world in itself.)

Schools have always provided the simplest general information to the most complex or specific knowledge. With or without the internet, academic institutions are important.

As adults, we may have forgotten most of what we learned but they are still in there somewhere. They can come up when needed. Plus, researching online can help further that stock basic knowledge.


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And that's it.

So, what do you think about the benefits I enumerated? Have you come up with your own thoughts on the benefits of people being in school? It is not a bad place to be as a few individuals make it out. 

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As mentioned in the first part of this article, if you are not a rebel, genius or disabled then I don't see why school would be bad. Even disabled people have their own kind of school and Olympics! Everybody deserves to be part of an educational institution. We are all free to choose the kind of education that fits our needs. Most can go to school, some can be home schooled if really needed, etc.

Just stop with all the hate on schools already. Let's work on making the school system better instead. The educational methods doesn't need to be completely destroyed. It just needs updating to the current times.

Watch this and learn more about what kind of change needs to happen.

(Video credit: TED via YouTube)


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